Rivalry: Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio

You can make a solid argument that Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler are two superstars that WWE has repeatedly missed the mark on. Del Rio’s recent release for confronting a belligerently racist social media manager and the lackluster post-MITB cash-in World Heavyweight Championship run of Dolph Ziggler are both questionable decisions by WWE brass.

Over the two year span that the former Spirit Squad member and the descendant of Mil Mascaras spent battling each other in the WWE ring, they put together several great matches that should be recognized for their fluid and crisp execution.

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Rivalry: Hulk Hogan vs. Macho Man Randy Savage

This was the rivalry that hooked me on professional wrestling. I was 7 years old when I happened to stay up late enough at my grandparents house to catch the Saturday Night’s Main Event where Hulk Hogan rescued Macho Man from the Honky Tonk Man and The Hart Foundation. The show was like seeing my He-Man action figures come to life on-screen and to this day I still consider this feud the strongest of all time. There is a depth to this story that has rarely ever been matched again.

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Where’d The Playlists Go? or… Guess Who’s Gonna Be A Daddy?

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WHERE DID THE PLAYLISTS GO?!

Hey everyone! I haven’t posted anything in a few days… I blew through my queue pretty quick and I thought I’d be able to catch up before I got to the end of the line. Obviously, that didn’t happen. I’ve missed a few city taping playlists (which are usually really easy to get done and have in the queue, which is part of the reason why I do so many of them)… and I haven’t posted any other lists for about a week or so.

So what happened?

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On July 25th, 2014, at 5:34pm, I received a text message from my fiance saying that I needed to come home immediately. When I got home, there was a pregnancy test confirming that I was now a father-to-be. After a few more tests to confirm things, I found out that I’m going to be having a baby sitting on my lap for Wrestlemania XXXI.

I am obviously way beyond excited.

So with that in mind, I will be reducing my workload here. I was spending most of my early mornings on days off researching WWE storylines and history, but the last week I’ve been spending that time researching baby strollers, fetus development, baby cam specs, and the merits of cloth vs. disposable diapers. This project is still fun for me and I’m happy I’ve done it. I use it regularly (most often while doing the dishes, with my laptop hanging precariously off the edge of the fridge, for some reason).

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Unfortunately, with greater power comes greater responsibility, so no more playlist a day routine for me… sorry everyone. I will put together lists on my leisure once things calm down a bit and hopefully you guys will still continue to use the lists that I’ve already made.

I’ve received some offers to help write new lists… I’d love to have that happen! If you’re interested, add me on Facebook and then send me a message. It might take me a while to return your message but if you’re motivated and can come up with some fun list ideas, I’d love to get things working for you.

Beyond that, thank you!
– Michael Adler
PS I guess now I get to start learning what the point of the PG era was, right?